Kim Kardashian dressed up as Elle Woods for Halloween: what, like it’s hard?

Sarah Jessica Parker heads out in an enormous fuchsia dress and mismatched shoes

True or false: Legally Blonde is actually Reese Witherspoon’s best movie. True. True or false: Kim Kardashian’s greatest act skill was dressing up as Elle Woods for Halloween and re-creating Elle’s famous college admissions video. True???? Honestly, we all knew this was coming. As soon as Kim revealed that she was becoming a lawyer – what, like it’s hard? – the “Legally Blonde” jokes started popping up in stories about Kim. And so Kim went all-in. She got an excellent blonde wig, and hired some good people to recreate the Elle Woods college video:

The thing is… when people say Kim has no talent, they’re not wrong. She isn’t an entertainer in any traditional sense. She can’t sing, she can’t dance, she can’t act her way out of a paper bag. But she is strangely watchable. Mostly because her catface has become some strange vortex and even the purposefully bad-quality video can’t hide it. Anyway, I truly didn’t start off this post intending to insult Kim. It’s a good costume. I wish the pink dress wasn’t so clingy and satiny (it needed to be more early ‘00s), but overall… she did a great job. Except for the acting. The acting was TERRIBLE.

Photos & video courtesy of Kim Kardashian’s social media.

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  1. Arizona says:

    this made me laugh quite a bit. I thought it was a very well done costume and pretty funny considering her law stuff.

    • Char says:

      I thought it was great. No one can say Kim can’t laugh of herself and she really tried, she isn’t one of those people who try hard but act like they don’t. I’m just surprised she missed the opportunity of dressing up like a Playboy bunny.

    • Seraphina says:

      I agree. Well played Kim.

      • Charlie says:

        I want to study law, sit for the bar, and be taken seriously- but first let me feed the social media machine?

        But then, as you say, it is what one expects.

  2. MommaDee says:

    Im not a Kim fanatic but I thought this was pretty epic! She’s making fun of herself & it’s Halloween! She gets all the points for cleverness here!

    • Sarah says:

      I agree, it’s campy & cute. I don’t get the hate, she’s doing her thing, making bank from it & has evolved into a champion for reform with no shame in using her platform to meet those ends.

      But yeah…rag on her for being talentless. The world is so bitchy. *sigh*

      • Blerg says:

        I agree. And I think she is thinking about her dad with this lawyer dream, and that is sweet.

        (FWIW, every time I have a twinge of sadness about bitchy comments, I remember I have chosen to visit a site named “Celebitchy.”)

  3. Sarah says:

    Huge risk, dressing like someone as iconically cute as Elle Woods. I call this a fail, because it makes Kim’s face look thin and old and vaguely moustachioed.

    • Amy says:

      I was looking for this. There’s a lot of effort here and she mostly pulls it off. There’s a liveliness to Elle Woods though, which is what made her so compelling!

    • AnnaKist says:

      I’m not feeling this. As you say, Sarah, Elle Woods was cute, and she had a freshness about her. KK obviously put a lot into this, but all I see is ageing, hardened pawwwwn star.

      • Sarah says:

        Exactly, AnnaKist. I’m not saying it wasn’t a good costume. I’m saying that someone sooooo image-obsessed maybe shouldn’t have chosen a costume where she comes out looking worse in the comparison.

      • naomipaige99 says:

        @AnnaKist :


      • Jena says:

        Yes, law school and four kids can age you. This is too cute and you know it!

    • Wilady says:

      Luckily it’s just Halloween though, not a movie remake. I didn’t expect perfection. Just fun. Was not disappointed!

    • minx says:

      KK wishes she were as cute, lively and smart as Elle Woods. No way.

    • GreenTurtle says:

      Mustachioed? Not seeing it. The woman had every hair lasered off her body. Where is the vague mustache?

  4. Erinn says:

    I actually enjoyed that. No, she can’t act. But she seems at least halfway aware of it, and it sort of just made it more funny.

  5. Lucy says:

    It IS a great costume. I even think the bad acting was the point of the whole thing.

  6. Lisa says:

    That was cute.

  7. smcollins says:

    Even though I find Kim and her family completely phony & vapid (but kinda fun to gossip about) even I have to admit this was cute. What is the word coming to?

  8. ThEHufflepuffLizLemon says:

    I think Kanye’s messiness is making me appreciate Kim. This was great!

  9. Ang says:

    Stupid and terrible acting.

  10. Aang says:

    I have a gay son currently in law school. He does a better Elle Woods.

  11. Lucy2 says:

    I wonder what it must be like to have that much time on your hands…
    It’s a cute idea, but yeah she’s a terrible actress.

  12. OriginalLala says:

    Nope! Elle had charisma, spunk, and personality – Kim’s acting abilities are not that far advanced

  13. Case says:

    I thought this was so fun and clever! Love it.

  14. Charfromdarock says:

    It just highlights how good Reese was!

  15. JulieCarr says:

    Election is Witherspoon’s best movie. Mud too, but she’s not in that one much.

  16. JennyJenny says:

    I couldn’t concentrate on anything but her huge pink lips moving.

  17. Ceecu33 says:

    The top pic looks like a wax sculpture. I really don’t understand why people practically worship this family.

  18. Kate says:

    Agree that Legally Blonde is one of Reese’s best movies. I also loved her in Walk the Line, but she was iconic as Elle.

  19. Emily says:

    It’s a great costume idea. I like to think Elle would have worn a bra, or somehow made the dress look more high end. KK always manages to bring down a look.

  20. Jadedone says:

    I guess I’m alone on this but I hated it, I dont want Kim ruining a classic like legally blonde!

  21. naomipaige99 says:

    ‘Without the costume’
    With all the money she has you would think she wouldn’t look so trashy.

  22. Anne says:

    As a lawyer and a big Legally Blonde fan I rolled my eyes so hard, I detest Kardashians. However, I find it pretty admirable that Kim is actually in law school. Good for her. Mixed feelings, I guess.

  23. jenner says:

    Ooooh, she’s so ironic being ironic on how ironic she is. This is all just painful, the amount of time and energy she put into all this? Gross.

    • ME says:

      Well it actually isn’t Ironic. Elle Woods went to Law School. Kim isn’t in Law School (no matter how many times she likes to make us think she is). She’s not earning a Law Degree, she’s simply trying to pass the Bar exam. Not the same at all but I get what you mean. Wow her acting is worse than I thought it would be !

      • Anne says:

        Seriously? I did’t know that. I will have to modify my comment to just an eyeroll.

      • Killjoy says:

        I don’t get why people think going to law school and/or having a law degree is more important than passing the bar exam and becoming an actual lawyer. Kim’s goal is to become a lawyer — that’s arguably more impressive for a rich person than simply earning a degree. It shows she wants to do the work.

      • minx says:

        I wouldn’t pay for a lawyer who didn’t go to law school.

      • Charlie says:

        Killjoy – The time spent at law school is called reading rather than studying because law is a constantly evolving thing. It’s a lifetime of learning even if you’re not in an academic environment. It isn’t passing the bar, but knowing law that makes you a lawyer, which is why law students have no life outside of school while they are there. I question her commitment to the law (though her commitment to appearances is unquestionable).

        Sorry, off my soapbox now.

      • cherriepie84 says:

        Her acting is borderline lame……only good thing that came from this was being reminded of Days of our Lives! lol. Hope and Stefano…..that Stefano tho and what he put poor Marlena and John Black through…..

      • Anne says:

        @Killjoy Because we go to law school which is extremely difficult AND THEN pass the bar exam. So we do both and there is a very good reason for that. She basically found a loophole and took a shortcut. And yes if I have a legal problem of any kind, I would hire a lawyer with a degree & bar exam & lots of experience, not someone who found a simple way out. I am pretty sure any lawyer worth their salt would tell you the same.

      • ME says:

        @ KillJoy

        It’s because she keeps insisting she’s in “Law School” when she’s not. It makes me question how intelligent she is if she hasn’t figured out that she’s not actually earning a Law Degree. She needs to stop this nonsense and call it for what it is…which is simply studying to pass the Bar.

      • Killjoy says:

        I’m an attorney who graduated from the top of my class from a T-14. I worked at an AmLaw 100 Firm after graduating, and am licensed in NY, CA, and another state I’m not going out myself by saying. I now work at an immigration nonprofit providing pro-bono removal defense for detained non-citizens. What I’m saying is that I’m more impressed by someone who (at least says) wants to do the work. Being a lawyer is about doing the work, and I’m sick of hearing lawyers sitting on their laurels of where they went to law school, as though that’s the accomplishment, and not actually doing the damn work.

      • ME says:

        @ Killjoy

        Well good for you Killjoy. You should be proud of your accomplishments. But these comments have nothing to do with that. It’s about Kim claiming she’s in Law School when she isn’t. It’s not about who is doing more work or not, it’s just about her not understanding that she’s not working towards a Law Degree and she should be honest about that. She is NOT in Law School plain and simple. Nothing more to say.

      • Jackie says:

        The whole being in law school thing reminds me of something I see a lot in my profession. I’m a nurse and so often patients or their family members will tell me that they are in nursing school. But while chatting with them I find out that no, they are not in nursing school. They are taking the prerequisites that are required for any associate’s or bachelor’s degree & haven’t even applied to the nursing program.

      • Killjoy says:

        If anyone is taking her dressing up as Elle Woods to say she thinks she’s in law school, I think they’re overthinking her costume.

        Regardless of her husband’s garbage politics and her infuriating silence regarding the same, she is studying law because she is interested in criminal justice reform and wants to learn more about the work lawyers do in that field. She wants to be an informed advocate — and studying law shows she’s in it for more than the hashtag activism. IDK if she is even planning to take the bar, so I guess when I was saying her goal is to “become a lawyer” to “do the work,” it seems to actually be educating and informing herself so she can become a better activist. I think it’s significant that she is funding other actual attorneys to do the real work while she studies law.

        I’ll admit my perspective has changed since leaving biglaw, but it’s honestly embarrassing for lawyers who aren’t in public interest to criticize anyone who wants to do that work.

      • jenner says:

        I side-eye anyone who defends the Kardashians for any of their krappy behavior.

  24. usedtobe says:

    Trashy AF but not a bad attempt.

  25. Jillybean says:

    I do like to see her wearing pink lipstick for a change!

  26. Velvet Elvis says:

    Cute costume but lordy Kim’s face looks scary to me.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Well, it was Halloween, after all… 🎃

    • Qzie says:

      @velvetelvis, I know! Maybe I missed her latest round of face tweaking, but my god Kim, stop it. She’s getting so close to Michael Jackson territory. It’s so crazy to see what she looked like in the Paris Hilton days compared to what she has become now.

  27. Emily says:

    People think this is a decent Elle Woods? I thought either someone was cosplaying as Lady Gaga or that this WAS Lady Gaga. I love Legally Blonde but the reference was lost on me.

  28. Mar says:

    All these people do is dress up and take pictures and not just on Halloween

    Has anyone heard she’s staring in a movie with Jennifer Lopez?

  29. ChillyWilly says:

    She cannot pull off Reese’s bubbly personality. At all.

  30. Dorothy says:

    See of all the things I’ve Had to read about because I don’t watch the show and never have, this is literally the only thing I love that she’s done and I’m stanning for it i thought she was campy in a good way. If you’re wondering, yes it’s freezing down here in hell!

  31. Veronica S says:

    I’ll be the killjoy and say Legally Blonde isn’t a film that has aged well to me. It’s very…2000s white faux feminism to me. Women were only 4% behind men in getting degrees by 2001 and surged past them not long after. Nobody thought a cute, blonde woman couldn’t go to school for something other than a Mrs. Degree at that point. And beyond that, Elle Woods was a rich girl who was going to be fine no matter what she did.

    On the costume: wig is great, makeup is good, dress is tacky

  32. Adrien says:

    Kim looks great as a blonde.

    ^@veronica s, I object. Legally Blonde is one of the most rewatchable movies ever made. I prefer watching it many times over than classic comedy hits like Mean Girls and Clueless. I think you can still be feminist and still enjoy things that were set by society as girly.

  33. Lofi says:

    You know Kim was pretty decent on Drop Dead Diva, it surprised me actually. Would I watch an entire movie or show with her acting in it, no, but she’s not atrocious. Plus this was a cute idea and she’s laughing at herself so points to Kim.

  34. Maite says:

    She looks great, but wow is she a bad actress